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The Science

Our products are designed by leading experts, based on cutting edge research, to deliver the most powerful formulations.

The Science

Our products are designed by leading experts, based on cutting edge research, to deliver the most powerful formulations.

What is the gut-hormone connection?

Research indicates that the gut-hormone axis may influence the activity of oestrogen and the amount that the amount that a woman has circulating in her body At the centre of this relationship is the estrobolome.

The estrobolome is a collection of bacteria in the gut microbiome that appears to play a role in metabolising (processing) oestrogen. The term combines "estro", relating to “estrogen”, and "bolome", which refers to the complete set of genes or genetic material of a specific group of organisms.

During a woman’s monthly cycle, oestrogen cycles up and down. Higher levels of oestrogen help our gut enzymes to work efficiently to support our digestive health. But when we transition into perimenopause, our oestrogen levels peak and trough. Therefore, the production of these enzymes is reduced, causing disruption to the bacteria in the estrobolome. 

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What is the gut-hormone connection?

Research indicates that the gut-hormone axis may influence the activity of oestrogen and the amount that the amount that a woman has circulating in her body At the centre of this relationship is the estrobolome.

The estrobolome is a collection of bacteria in the gut microbiome that appears to play a role in metabolising (processing) oestrogen. The term combines "estro", relating to “estrogen”, and "bolome", which refers to the complete set of genes or genetic material of a specific group of organisms.

During a woman’s monthly cycle, oestrogen cycles up and down. Higher levels of oestrogen help our gut enzymes to work efficiently to support our digestive health. But when we transition into perimenopause, our oestrogen levels peak and trough. Therefore, the production of these enzymes is reduced, causing disruption to the bacteria in the estrobolome. 

Empower Your Menopause

Microbiome Balance: Easing Menopause Symptoms

Microbiome Balance: Easing Menopause Symptoms

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The Better Gut Ingredients

We are committed to using rigorously researched, science-backed strains of bacteria. The Better Gut contains the 6 bacteria below, this includes two different strains of Lactobacillus rhamnosus

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The Better Menopause provides science-led products and shares expert knowledge to foster a sense of community that’s geared towards supporting your holistic wellbeing. Meet our powerhouse team.

Joanna Lyall

Joanna Lyall

Dr Shahzadi Harper

Dr Shahzadi Harper